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Foxfire (1955)

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Amanda Dartland accompanies her half-Apache husband Jonathan to a mining community where he will supervise the excavation of an almost mythical Apache treasure. His jealous rages and macho ... See full summary »

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Amanda Lawrence
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Hugh Slater
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Maria - Hugh's Nurse
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Jim Mablett
Frieda Inescort ...
Mrs. Lawrence
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Princess Saba
Eddy Waller ...
Old Larky (as Eddy C. Waller)
Robert F. Simon ...
Ernest Tyson
Charlotte Wynters ...
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Robert Bice ...
Arthur Space ...
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Amanda Dartland accompanies her half-Apache husband Jonathan to a mining community where he will supervise the excavation of an almost mythical Apache treasure. His jealous rages and macho attitude cause her much misery, while the excavation project is threatened by prejudice and fear. Amanda tries to bridge the cultural gap, and Jonathan must do the same, or he will lose her. Mesmerizing brief performance by Celia Lovsky as Princess Saba. Written by Molly Malloy <mailcall@intersource.com>

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5 August 1955 (Finland)  »

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De dorst naar liefde  »

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This was the last American motion picture to be photographed on the three-strip Technicolor camera (mid-'54) and the last in that process to be released (July '55). See more »

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Saba: [Indicating, to a tour group, a gathering of young Apache boys on the Reservation] A child here has little contact with his father who, in the old days, was usually away hunting. Today, the father is still much away. He works on the Reservation cattle range. As you see, the little boys play, and have few responsibilities. But there comes a day when they are twelve. Here is a little one, ready to leave his mother and go with the men. From now on, he will work and hunt with the men. Eat and live ...
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Foxfire
Music by Henry Mancini
Lyrics by Jeff Chandler
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I loved it! J. Chandler's and J. Russell's characters have haunted me for 30 years.
20 January 1999 | by (Pasadena, California, USA) – See all my reviews

For the era of filmmaking, I felt that the subject of racial/cultural discrimination was handled well. Also, the director/writer explored the character, Dartland's, self-loathing and fear of being rejected because of his Native-American heritage -- all this intermingled with his life that is based on secrets, the desire to belong to an acceptable social class, dealing with a flourishing career, and the strained marriage with Russell. Loved it!


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